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Back to School.. or Look Ma, I’m Posting August 19, 2017

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The kids are slowly trickling out of the library and back to school. Things are returning to quiet. And I’m on the hunt for my next move. Not as easy as it sounds.

Nearly done with the last (current) bit of collection three at Sprawl, then on to Glen Cook’s until the boss gets back. Massive construction on the road, and high volume at the other half of the warehouse has made it quite a month.

Eclipse on Monday, I’ll probably stay at work for our program to view it, unless I get another offer. Looking forward to another girl’s night next weekend, oil paint and all.

Finished Mocking Jay, and Fool Moon again, and now I’m listening to Mogworld by Yatzee Croshaw. Ridiculous and fun, as expected. Lots of books on hold, so luck of the draw will determine what I go on to next.

Yay, Thursday! August 10, 2017

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Did a better job of time-management this week, so I’m actually posting on Thursday. Good job, me.

Not much going on, though. Reported my weekend when I posted on Sunday. Final week of the Summer Reading Club, for the procrastinators. Raffle prizes being picked up. I’ve still got most of my coupons to use. Some of my coworkers are planning a boardgame night sometime.

I’m alone at Sprawl this month. Going through the last few totes of random things, then a couple boxes. I’ve got all of the Glen Cook collection to go through when I’m done.

I finished The Gathering Storm, and now I’m listening to Mockingjay while I wait for my holds to come through.

Late… Again… August 6, 2017

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Sorry folks, I know a bunch of you looked for this a few days ago… I need to sort out this exhaustion. It’s not like I didn’t have time, I just used it to potato.

In that vein, I have started watching Supernatural… which then requires me to watch West Wing before I sleep, though not all the episodes freak me out, they’re getting less creepy, though I’m sure it’s just a phase. πŸ˜‰

On the work front, it feels like half the staff was out almost every day this week. So, it was a very busy, strange week. Thank you volunteens and interns for stepping up and helping out. They had their big party this past Friday, too.

So, that means summer is almost over, our reading program is done-ish (one more week to pick up prizes, though no more sign ups). The YMCA, I believe has two more weeks, but our summertime story times are done, and we have a two week break before the schooltime story times begin. One more week of lunches, before we take a short break before schoolday snacks resume, I believe. And it’s time for me to look for my next career step. One more week before I can apply within CML, and I’m scouring the surrounding areas, as well.

I learned to play the Harry Potter:Hogwarts Battle card-building game yesterday, as well as Xia: Legends of Drift Β with the Embers of a Forsaken Star expansion. Which I’m told makes it very different, though I never played without it, so I’ll have to take their word for it.

On the reading front, I’m pushing my way through Wheel of Time again, I’ve re-borrowed The Gathering Storm on Overdrive. I’ve also downloaded the new Libby app, and have a few holds waiting there, to see if I like it better. So far, I’ve had trouble finding my hold/loan shelf, but only until I figured it out. It’s rather simple, it was just too simple for someone used to menus.

A Quiet Week July 28, 2017

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It’s been a very quiet week compared to my super busy weekend. I got to see all the people I planned to, running up to north western Ohio, and then to Michgan, and back down again for even more birthday celebrations. And tonight, homemade spaghetti sauce to finish off the week.

I had a great time visiting with my brother, mom, dad, nieces and nephew. We played a couple new (to me) boardgames: Black Sail and Quartz, which were competitive enough, but not overly so. My brother and his kids gave me another board game that I have not yet opened: Champions of Midgard.

I had lovely food with everyone, including trying out a new Sushi place near where I live (I had a Korean dish instead), and a beef brisket, freshly smoked, for my birthday dinner.

The week I have spent relaxing, cleaning up, and working. A nice quiet week to finish out July.

I’ve also been lazy about audiobooks. I listened to The Martian, and Catching Fire. I really need to go through and find next books in all the series I’ve been listening to. I’ll have to do that this weekend. Also this weekend is finishing up my newest D&D character for a brand new campaign on Tuesday: Guardians of the Multiverse. It’s going to be great!

All the Birthdays! July 20, 2017

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Today is Erika’s Birthday, Saturday Shari’s, Monday mine, and next weekend Marianne’s! I’m going to visit my family this weekend to celebrate my Dad’s from earlier this month, and my niece’s in August (as well as mine). And a birthday lunch with Erika on Sunday in the plan, since I’ll be so far north anyway. Then Monday for birthday lunch with Marianne who’s in from Scotland for the a while this summer, and in town for the weekend, and birthday dinner in the evening.

It’s been a rough week, been still vaguely ill all week, hopefully done now. We shall see. Didn’t work as much as I should have, but worked as much as I could.

I’ve been lazy about finding a new book to listen to, so I’ve re-listened to Storm Front and Hunger Games.

Not Feeling Well July 15, 2017

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Late post, as is usual lately. Stayed in Thursday with major headache to go with the massive storms and flooding. Worked a day yesterday, but home sick again today with a mild fever. Bleh.

In other news, finishing up the last few totes of current collection 3… until he gets more. πŸ˜‰ Library’s having some good programs with the kids. Lots of participation in SRC.

I finished Aeronaut’s Windlass, but waiting on holds for my next book. Trying to finish Jordan/Sanderson. Lots of series going, just gotta finish them up.

Happy Independence Day… Week… July 6, 2017

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Hope everyone had a great and safe Independence Day celebration this week. I watched fireworks on TV, watched ID4, and attended a couple cookouts. It was a great time with friends.

The library is staying pretty busy, with a farm visit this week aside from our usual afternoon programs. Our summer reading program is going really well, too. Lots of kids and adults reading through the summer.

I’ve put Wizard on pause, and now I’ve started The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher. I’ve also started the Final season of Bones. 😦

Happy Birthday to Dad in a couple days! πŸ™‚

End of June June 30, 2017

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June is done, in about twenty minutes. I’ve got a Ralphie for the weekend, and lots of fun with friends ahead. Including celebrating friends getting a brand new home. I’m looking forward to seeing it this weekend.

This week has been fairly quiet. The supervisors of the groups at the library are getting more organized. I’ve finished the pallet at Sprawl, and cataloged a tote of random paperbacks today. We’ve had a lot of rain, but the humidity is still pretty high.

Fourth of July coming up, everyone be safe, and be kind.

Finished Believe Me by Eddie Izzard, great book. Have started Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla, and so far, not impressed with the author or narrator. So, I’ve downloaded a new Jim Butcher fantasy in case I give up on Tesla.

The Good and the Bad June 24, 2017

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It was an odd week for me. My schedule was all twisted up because I was helping out at the Opening of our newest library branch – Northside – on Thursday. That was a great event. There were over 400 people there, and everyone was excited by the new space. It is a gorgeous redesign, and they got more books, more computers, and more space. They even got a little cafe.

The bad was internet down at Sprawl most of the week, so I didn’t get a lot of hours in there. This also meant I didn’t get into a new book, because the day I did go in, I hadn’t downloaded the new book, and couldn’t do so. I’ve also been getting more stiff and achy lately. Which is super annoying, and makes me less motivated to do things, even though that’s exactly what I need to do.

On the upside, it is truly summer now, so all the bright shiny days should help me get more motivated. I’ve decided on Eddie Izzard’s autobiography next, to cheer the spirit and have some laughs.

Happy All the Things! June 16, 2017

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Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad! Happy Birthday, Kalyn! Happy Pride Week! And, soon, Happy Father’s Day!

It’s the busiest weekend in June for all of those I love. πŸ™‚ And I hope everyone has a great one.

Work has been crazy, more summer fun, and YMCA visits. All the fun activities happen in the afternoons when I’m at the other job. Which has been going well. I’m only a couple boxes to go on the current pallet. Then back to the Glen Cook collection. πŸ™‚

I’m still working my way through Name of the Wind. Next will either be one about Nikola Tesla, or Eddie Izzard. Β Well, both really, but not sure which first. I’ve got another Jordan in line, too.